The main stumbling block is Israel. In reality, Israel has as much to gain from the spread of democracy in the Middle East as the United States has. But Israel is unlikely to recognize its own best interests because the change is too sudden and carries too many risks. And some U.S. supporters of Israel are more rigid and ideological than Israelis themselves. Fortunately, Obama is not beholden to the religious right, which has carried on a veritable vendetta against him. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is no longer monolithic or the sole representative of the Jewish community. The main danger is that the Obama administration will not adjust its policies quickly enough to the suddenly changed reality.This echoes a similar anti-Semitic screed written at Media Matters, that blamed the "Jewish Lobby" for the crisis in Egypt.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
George Soros In Washington ComPost: Israel Is "Stumbling Block" For Democracy in Egypt
Nazi collaborator George Soros, who funds liberal outlets like the Center for American "Progress" and Media Matters for America, scribbled a screed in tommorrow's Washington ComPost attacking Israel as a "stumbling block" for democracy in Egypt.